In the late-morning hours on Saturday, a group does yoga on the south side of the Nichols Park fountain.
All Chicago adults are eligible for the Moderna vaccine and all Chicago residents aged 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech, though the single-dose vaccine by Johnson & Johnson is still paused nationwide as of Monday.
Gregory Fulham has helped Hyde Parkers enjoy wine for decades, working as a wine consultant at Binny’s off and on since 1981. He’s been in the neighborhood even longer, having come here to write a dissertation on modern Irish history in 1977, then worked for more than a decade at Powell’s bo…
The city's Department of Streets and Sanitation will host a Clean and Green day of service this coming Saturday, April 24.
Some CPS high school students returned to in-person learning on Monday, April 19. Here, students leave Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., after dismissal.
Chicago police issued a bulletin warning of three recent carjacking incidents in the 2nd District, which includes Hyde Park and Kenwood. The incident times and locations were:
Kenwood resident Gloria Batey has launched Hood 2 Hire (H2H), a new nonprofit that will teach professional skills classes beginning in September.
After hundreds of millions of dollars of investment from the federal and state governments, the Chicago Quantum Exchange has launched a quantum startup accelerator at the Polsky Center, Duality, with hopes of bridging research at the University of Chicago’s highly specialized engineering sch…
After breakfast at Valois Restaurant, 1518 E. 53rd St., Rev. Jesse Jackson expressed his view that — with the video of George Floyd's killing and the expert testimony suggesting pressure applied to his neck was the principal cause of Floyd's death — the jury would be able to convict police o…
The University of Chicago Medical Center is now a training site for trauma and critical care training site for U.S. Army physicians, nurses and medics, with hospital and military officials signing the agreement at an April 15 ceremony.
Five Sanitation District trucks parked outside of the Hyde Park Shopping Center on Thursday, April 15. Earlier in the day, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability released video footage showing a Chicago police officer shooting and killing 13-year-old Adam Toledo. In the event of civil …
SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would implement an elected Chicago school board passed the Illinois House Thursday, while opponents of the legislation continued to push for compromise amendments.
Union and district reach tentative agreement to reopen Chicago high schools after weeks of tense negotiations was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker marked the official beginning of Chicago Park District and Department of Transportation work in Jackson Park on April 14, kicking off preparations for the construction of the Obama Presidential Center later this year.
A pair of exhibitions showcasing talent from Black Chicagoans and artists worldwide opened at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) last week as part of the institution’s Black Creativity Program.
A group of plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to halt construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park.
The Kenwood Academy administration is confident the school can re-open its classroom doors for the first time in 13 months, as CPS prepared to bring back high school students on April 19.
Construction on a new mixed-use facility along 61st Street will begin this summer, as representatives from the University of Chicago unveiled slight changes to the building’s design at a community meeting last week.
City workers resurface 44th Street from Drexel Avenue to Cottage Grove Avenue. The street will be closed for repairs until next week.
The current upswing in COVID-19 cases is disproportionately centered on the North Side, but as of last month, younger Black Chicagoans are the least likely group in the city to have gotten vaccinated.
The Silver Room Block Party is a spectacular South Side get-together, but one that leaves Silver Room owner Eric Williams footing the bill.
Chicago Teachers Union threatens to go back to teaching remotely Wednesday if no high school deal is reached was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters.
A state proposal for a 21-member elected Chicago Public Schools board enjoys the support of local elected officials, though Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he supports an elected board in theory but declined to state support for that bill in particular and Mayor Lori Lightfoot is wavering on her pre…
As economic uncertainty continues to linger one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, housing advocates across the state are planning next steps to protect tenants and landlords and create additional affordable housing opportunities.
The Hyde Park Youth Symphony Orchestra will put on a pair of virtual spring concerts over the next two weeks.
On the face of it, a shared house of 20 people with common areas and meals taken together sounds like a disaster waiting to happen during a pandemic, but residents of Bowers House Co-op in Hyde Park have managed to avoid a single infection by way of stringent, mutual responsibility and some …
More than 50 students at the University of Chicago have tested positive for COVID-19, in what is the largest cluster of coronavirus cases at the school since undergraduates returned to housing last fall.
Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd), whose ward runs from South Loop to Bronzeville and who has served in City Council since 2007, is running for Illinois Secretary of State, promising greater customer service, increased efficiency and "innovating cutting-edge technology."
The University of Chicago Service League is looking to hear about milkweed in Hyde Park, with the goal of tracking, protecting and growing the population of the plant, a necessary component of the endangered monarch butterfly's life-cycle.
The cherry trees planted in Jackson Park are blooming. Located around the Museum of Science and Industry lagoon, they were planted in 2013 by the Chicago Park District in cooperation with Project 120 and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce.
Workers install new gas lines outside of Kenwood Academy on E. Hyde Park Boulevard between S. Blackstone Ave. and S. Lake Park Ave.
The South Shore Branch of the Chicago Public Library will soon open on Sundays with nine other branches, as part of the network's plan to open them all seven days a week.
With the 2020 Census estimates later this year, Illinois and Chicago politicians will again become mapmakers, drawing the lines for the next decade’s legislative districts and wards.
According to members of the Experimental Station Union, which announced its formation on March 22, the board of directors at Experimental Station has not recognized their union.
Like most 20-year-old college students, Khavon Thomas spends his time trying to balance school and life. Except in his case, “life” includes a budding career as a working photographer, in which he’s already had the chance to shoot the likes of Chance the Rapper and Juice Wrld, as well as wor…
Around $20 million collected through Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is available for local investment, and Hyde Park's aldermen, Sophia King (4th) and Leslie Hairston (5th), are keen to use it to shore up 53rd Street through infrastructure investments.
City Council passed $300,000 in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) money last month for a renovated playground and other improvements at 53rd Street and King Drive in Washington Park.
Five bays are set up at Hyde Park Friend Health's gymnasium, where Moderna vaccines from the federal government are being given to the center's patients.
A mural, painted in purple, green, and orange, depicting five drum players, a trombone player, a dove, galaxies, the African continent, and the names of Yoruba gods, appears on the side of a brick three-flat near 54th and Drexel. Chiquita Mahon and her husband Babalawo Afonja own the home an…
Hyde Park Disabled Adults Residential Enterprises (DARE), a nonprofit that operates housing for people with disabilities, has opened its waitlist for new residents.
The coronavirus pandemic put a serious damper on Powell's Books' 50-year business anniversary in March 2020.
The Chicago Park District conducted a prescribed burn in the Nichols Park Wildflower Meadow on Wednesday, March 31.
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will begin an assessment of the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) on April 12, and is asking for public comment as part of the reaccreditation process.
Chicago Public Schools has set April 16 as its target date to reopen high schools, leaving Kenwood Academy students to make a decision, along with their families, as to whether or not they will go back to their classrooms.
For many, TikTok is where they watch videos to learn life hacks or figure out their next Amazon purchase. For Isabelle, the social media platform is where she decided to learn how to skateboard. The 13-year-old found her new hobby in November, inspired by watching TikTok videos and listening…
Jamie Kalven, executive director of the Experimental Station–based journalism outfit the Invisible Institute, announced that he will be stepping down from his leadership role in an email sent out Saturday, March 20.
One year after the coronavirus pandemic upended American life during Lent, COVID-19 is still profoundly affecting Christian life in Hyde Park-Kenwood as churches observe Holy Week.
The city will open a mass vaccination site at Chicago State University on Monday, April 5, capable of serving 1,200 walk-up and 1,000 drive-thru vaccination appointments a day.
County Commissioner Bill Lowry (D-3rd) received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Provident Hospital on Tuesday morning, encouraging residents of his district to follow his lead and schedule a shot when they become eligible.
The Department of Streets and Sanitation will begin street-sweeping to remove debris and litter on the designated weekdays below, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In order to avoid a fine and tow, remember to move your vehicle when the orange signs go up.
A motorist struck a parked car and flipped his vehicle while driving westbound on 47th St. Saturday afternoon. Though he asked for anonymity, he said another motorist performing a U-turn had hit him first, knocking him out of control and causing him to hit the other vehicle. "This was my mom…